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High speed rolling bearing cage rotation speed monitoring using optical fiber sensor
Author(s): Dezhi Zheng; Liqin Wang; Le Gu; Zhipeng Yuan
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Paper Abstract

For high speed rolling bearing applications, skidding between the rolling elements and raceways is abnormal operation condition, which can cause early failure of the bearings. The cage rotation speed is an indication of the bearing operation, especially the bearing skidding. Therefore, through monitoring the cage rotation speed, the effect of bearing skidding can be investigated. In this study, an optical fiber sensor monitoring approach is presented to measure the rotation speed of the cage. To measure the cage rotation speed, the transmitter of the sensor is placed on one side of the bearing, and the sensor receiver is placed on the other side. When the rolling elements run cross the light beam, the impulses are detected by the sensor. The cage rotation speed can be analyzed by counting the passing frequency of the rolling elements. A test rig was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the sensor system in different oil lubrication environments. Experiments on the measurement system effectiveness in oil lubrication conditions were performed. The experimental results show that the approach is effective to evaluate the cage rotation speed and monitor rolling bearing skidding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8417, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment, 84173O (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.978271
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Dezhi Zheng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Liqin Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Le Gu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Zhipeng Yuan, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8417:
6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment
Yudong Zhang; Libin Xiang; Sandy To, Editor(s)

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